Site of the First Water-to-Water Flight

California State Historic Landmark 775

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#775 First Water-to-Water Flight
Glen L. Martin flew his own plane, built in Santa Ana, from the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Balboa to Catalina Island, May 10, 1912. This was the first water-to-water flight and the longest and fastest over water flight to that date. Martin, on his return to the mainland, carried the day's mail from Catalina -- another first.

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S end of Main St at Ocean Front (Balboa), Newport Beach.

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